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About to buy my live-streaming rig £1250 ($1500), any opinions?!

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62 months ago

Hi guys, I'm about to buy this rig - PSU and HDD used from my existing PC, any thoughts?

I'm not 100% on the fans or the configuration, connections, and control thereof...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £244.94 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £100.33 @ Scan.co.uk
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste £6.23 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £91.16 @ Scan.co.uk
Memory Kingston Fury Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £59.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £74.98 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card £293.98 @ Amazon UK
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £57.35 @ Scan.co.uk
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) £69.99 @ Ebuyer
Monitor BenQ XL2411Z 144Hz 24.0" Monitor £224.63 @ Aria PC
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition 39.9 CFM 120mm Fan £11.63 @ Aria PC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £1235.21
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-01 18:12 GMT+0000

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Look into 1866 memory instead of 1600. You can often find some for the same price as the 1600. In fact, I just recently missed out on a 2300 memory deal so keep an eye out for those, as well. Otherwise, I like your build.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Just scored some 2400 memory for a quid cheaper, thanks for the heads up!!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure thing man!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

By the way, make sure the CAS on the RAM is good. The lower the better. Try to reach 9 but 10 is great as well. You may want a second opinion regarding specifics.

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